Even a company like Amazon can’t build a fully competitive phone on its first try.
It’s been called the “ultimate mom phone.” So how does Amazon sell a coveted market segment with considerable spending power on its new Fire Phone, the online retailer’s first leap into the smartphone business?
It uses kids. Adorable, totally insufferable little kids.
The $9.99 monthly service offers access to more than 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks.
Today in Seattle, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Fire Phone, the online retailer’s first crack at a smartphone. No, it wasn’t 3D as some rumors suggested. (Perhaps thankfully.) Nevertheless, Fast Company is live in the Pacific Northwest covering the event as it happens.
What makes the Fire Phone special? Take my hand. Let’s find out.
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